Bread Pakora is a very popular Indian snack savoured especially at tea time or for breakfast. It is an easy snack recipe that you can make with or without stuffing. Stuff the bread either with potato filling, paneer, mixed vegetables, or with chicken or eggs. Make this super yummy batter fried aloo bread pakora recipe and please the crowd!
10 days of Ramadan has already passed, and am yet away from the posting of delicious Iftar recipes here. If you have been through my earlier tamarind chutney recipe post, then you may know the reason of delayed blog posts in Ramadan this year. But, I promise to post some of the simple yet amazing Iftar snack here, In Shaa Allah.
As the name says, bread pakora is a famous Indian street food you will find in most of the street sides tea stalls, eating joints or restaurants. It is essentially a fritter of cut bread slice dipped in besan (chickpea) batter to coat and then deep fried.
Monsoons have a special connection to these hot crisp pakoras with chutney and a cup of hot tea or masala chai to munch on. It’s a Bliss!
Some love to enjoy plain bread pakodas and some love the stuffed ones. For a plain version, simply dip the bread slices in besan batter and deep fry them. It is a quick way to make them. Don’t you think it is easy? Yes indeed, it is very easy to make.
Stuffed bread pakoras are particularly prepared by sandwiching the filling in between the two bread slices. Then dip it into batter and deep fry it.
The filling can be of paneer, potato, any one or mixed vegetables of your choice. Veggies can be green peas, mushrooms, carrots, beetroot, tofu, cheese and so on.
You can also use chicken, mutton keema, eggs or just slather some coconut chutney, red or green chutney in between the slices and proceed.
These bread pakoras are so crazy good that you will see people of every age enjoying them to the fullest. Pack them into the kid’s snack box or make them as an appetiser for any party. Or, simply grab a cup of hot tea and enjoy the pakoras with your family and friends over evening chit-o-chat or kitty parties.
Today, I am sharing my recipe, how we make it at home. And I assure, you will seriously love this crunchy bread pakora recipe.
To Make Bread Pakora Without Stuffing
- Making plainbread pakora without stuffing is an extremely easy way. First, use your choice of bread, it can be white bread or brown bread and even multigrain bread. Now, cut the bread slices diagonally or into four triangles.
- Then, add, besan (gram flour), ajwain (carom seeds), coriander leaves, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, chopped green chilies, juice of small lemon, a small pinch of hing (asafoetida) and mix.
- Gradually, add water and whisk well to make lump free batter. The batter consistencyshould of cream coating the back of a spoon.
- Next, heat oil in deep pan. Once the oil heats up, reduce the heat to medium. Then, dip each bread triangles into the batter and carefully slide it in hot oil. Fry them until golden and crisp.
- Take them out onto an absorbent tissue towel lined plate. Plain bread pakora is ready to serve with chutney and sauce.
Tips To Make Best Bread Pakora Recipe
Always, deep fry the pakoras on medium flame after the oil heats up well. Do not fry them in smoking hot oil on very high flame as it will burn the pakoras and batter will remain uncooked within.
Adjust the spiciness of the potato stuffing to suit to your taste. Reduce the amount of chillies if you are planning to make it for kids.
Skip garlic and onions if you want to make stuffing without them.
Batter consistency should always be of medium thick cream consistency that coats the back of the ladle or spoon.
For me, the ratio of gram flour to water to make bread pakoras always works best with 1 cup of flour to 3/4 cup of water. However, it also depends on thickness and quality of besan (flour). So, try to figure out the ratio if 2/3 cup of water or 3/4 water goes well for you.
If you are making plain bread pakoras without stuffing, then check for the mentioned ingredients above (step number 2) that needs to go in in the batter.
Never ever over crowd the pan while frying bread pakoras or they all will stick together.
Serve Bread Pakoda With
The pakoras tastes super good with any of your favourite chutneys like green chutney or ketchup. Pair bread pakodas with spicy and tangy mint coriander chutney and sweet tamarind chutney, the combination is heaven, trust me!
And do not forget to serve these along with a cup of garam chai or a cup of hot coffee.
How To Make Bread Pakora – Step By Step
Preparation Of Potato Stuffing
To begin with, first, heat 2 tbsp oil in pan. Once oil heats up, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and allow them to crackle.
Add 1 sprig of curry leaves and fry for few seconds.
Then add, chopped onions and green chillies and fry until onions are soft and pink.
Add 1 tsp of ginger paste and 1 tsp of garlic paste. Sauté for a minute or until raw smell goes off.
Then, add salt, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp coriander powder and 3/4 tsp garam masala powder. Sauté it, add 1 -2 tbsp of water to avoid burning of spices.
Add boiled and mashed potatoes and mix well, cook for another minute.
Finally, add chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
Take it off the stove and cool. Potato stuffing is ready to use.